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  • Astros' Cooper Hummel: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Hummel was outrighted to Triple-A Sugar Land by the Astros on Monday after clearing waivers.

    Hummel is no longer on the 40-man roster after being designated for assignment last week, but he'll remain in the organization. The 29-year-old will operate in a utility role with Sugar Land.

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  • Astros' Cooper Hummel: Moves off 40-man roster

    Houston designated Hummel for assignment Wednesday.

    The move frees up a spot on the 40-man roster for right-hander Spencer Arrighetti, who is scheduled to start Wednesday's game in Kansas City. Hummel was claimed off waivers last week and now could be on the move again.

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  • Astros' Cooper Hummel: Claimed by Houston

    The Astros claimed Hummel off waivers from the Giants on Thursday, Ari Alexander of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

    The versatile Hummel is capable of catching and also playing the corner outfield spots. He has collected a .551 OPS over 76 games in parts of two seasons in the majors. Hummel has a minor-league option remaining, so Houston should report to Triple-A Sugar Land rather than stick around at the big-league level.

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  • Giants' Cooper Hummel: Loses 40-man roster spot

    The Giants designated Hummel for assignment Thursday.

    Hummel ended up being the casualty with the Giants needing to open up a 40-man roster spot for shortstop Nick Ahmed, who secured his spot on San Francisco's Opening Day roster after attending spring training as a non-roster invitee. If the Giants aren't able to find any takers for Hummel via trade, he'll be exposed to waivers.

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  • Giants' Cooper Hummel: Optioned to Triple-A

    Hummel was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento by the Giants on Monday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

    Hummel was picked up via trade from the Mets back in January but wasn't about to snatch one of the Giants' reserve roles. The 29-year-old's versatility should eventually earn him a look, however.

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  • Giants' Cooper Hummel: Acquired by Giants

    The Giants acquired Hummel from the Mets on Tuesday in exchange for cash considerations, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Hummel was designated for assignment by New York on Friday, but he'll remain on a 40-man roster as he moves across the country join the Giants. Hummel slashed .262/.409/.433 across 455 plate appearances with the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate last season, and he'll likely begin 2024 with Triple-A Sacramento.

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  • Mets' Cooper Hummel: Designated for assignment

    The Mets designated Hummel for assignment Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Hummel will lose his spot on New York's 40-man roster in order to make room for Max Kranick, who was claimed off waivers from Pittsburgh on Friday. Hummel has slashed .166/.264/.286 in 227 MLB plate appearances, but his impressive Triple-A history could still net him a waiver claim.

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  • Mets' Cooper Hummel: Claimed by Mets

    The Mets claimed Hummel off waivers from the Mariners on Friday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

    Hummel, 29, went 2-for-23 at the plate during his time with the Mariners in 2023 but slashed .262/.409/.435 with eight homers and 26 steals at Triple-A Tacoma. He offers unique versatility with an ability to catch and also play the outfield. New Mets president of baseball operations David Stearns was the Brewers' general manager when they drafted Hummel in 2016.

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  • Mariners' Cooper Hummel: Optioned to Triple-A

    Seattle optioned Hummel to Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    Hummel was sent down to Triple-A after going just 2-for-23 (.087) over his 23 at-bats with the Mariners. He'll head down to the Rainiers and likely get regular playing time while Sam Haggerty was activated from the 7-day concussion injured list in a corresponding move.

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  • Mariners' Cooper Hummel: Getting start at DH

    Hummel is starting at designated hitter and batting eighth for the Mariners in Friday's game in Cleveland.

    It's the third start this season for Hummel, with all of them coming in the DH spot. The 28-year-old is hitless in eight plate appearances so far, although he did contribute a stolen base.

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  • Mariners' Cooper Hummel: Gets start at DH

    Hummel is hitting eighth as the designated hitter for Friday's game against the Guardians.

    The Mariners have rotated bench options at designated hitter to begin the season, and Hummel will get the nod Friday after Tommy La Stella hit eighth as the DH in Thursday's opener. Acquired in a deal for Kyle Lewis in the winter, Hummel posted just a .581 OPS in 176 at-bats with the Diamondbacks last year but impressed during his time in the Cactus League this spring. He'll have a chance to win a consistent role with strong results in the early portion of the season.

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  • Mariners' Cooper Hummel: Swipes bag in Friday's start

    Hummel went 0-for-3 with a run scored and his first stolen base of the season in Friday's 9-4 loss to the Guardians.

    After getting hit by a Hunter Gaddis pitch with one out in the fourth inning, Hummel stole second and came home on a Julio Rodriguez double. The former Diamondback has never been a big running threat in his career, but his 88th percentile sprint speed last season per Statcast suggests he has some untapped potential on that front. Hummel will first need to show he can hit enough to earn semi-consistent playing time as a utility player on the Seattle bench. The .581 OPS he managed in 66 games for Arizona in 2022 paled in comparison to the .969 OPS he's amassed at Triple-A over 125 games.

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  • Mariners' Cooper Hummel: Nabs Opening Day spot

    Hummel is part of the Mariners' Opening Day roster, Daniel Kramer of MLB.com reports.

    The 28-year-old Hummel finished spring training with walks across each of his last three plate appearances Sunday and Monday, capping a strong body of work in Cactus League play that included a .275/.420/.675 line across 50 plate appearances. Kramer notes Hummel's versatility -- he's capable of filling in at catcher and the corner outfield spots -- helped seal his spot on the Opening Day roster, although his offensive contributions certainly may have put him over the top.

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  • Mariners' Cooper Hummel: Trending toward Opening Day spot

    Hummel, who went 2-for-3 with a double and a solo home run in a Cactus League win over the Brewers on Monday, is projected to make the Opening Day roster by Daniel Kramer of MLB.com.

    Kramer fleshed out his position-by-position Opening Day roster prognosis Friday, and Hummel, who can fill in at catcher and the corner outfield spots, added to this terrific spring Monday with a multi-hit effort that pushed his Cactus League average to .333 and his homer tally to four. The 28-year-old, who logged the first 201 plate appearances of his big-league career last season with the Diamondbacks after spending six-plus seasons in the minors, has been a constant presence on the basepaths all spring, and Kramer notes Hummel's defensive versatility would give the Mariners more flexibility with the workloads of the top backstop duo of Cal Raleigh and Tom Murphy.

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  • Mariners' Cooper Hummel: Could play several spots in 2023

    Mariners manager Scott Servais mentioned Friday that Hummel will start moving around the field in upcoming Cactus League games, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

    Hummel has been focused on catching in the early part of camp, but the team wants to see him at several spots in the second half of the Cactus League schedule. Acquired from the Diamondbacks in the Kyle Lewis deal, Hummel will likely be the third catching option behind Cal Raleigh and Tom Murphy, but he could also see playing time at the corner outfield and infield positions.

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  • Mariners' Cooper Hummel: Traded to Mariners

    Hummel was traded from the Diamondbacks to the Mariners in exchange for Kyle Lewis on Thursday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.

    Hummel made his major-league debut in 2022 and slashed .176/.274/.307 with three homers, 20 runs, 17 RBI and four stolen bases over 66 games with the Diamondbacks. The 27-year-old has displayed some promise in the minors and has the ability to serve as a catcher, outfielder and designated hitter. If Hummel makes the Mariners' Opening Day roster in 2023, he'll likely be forced to settle for a depth role since Seattle has plenty of talent behind the dish and in the outfield.

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  • Diamondbacks' Cooper Hummel: Starts at catcher

    Hummel started at catcher and went 1-for-4 in Wednesday's 18-2 loss to Philadelphia.

    All five of Hummel's starts since being recalled Aug. 9 have come behind the dish. Normally an outfielder, Hummel added catching duties to his resume in 2022, and any playing time for the rest of the season will likely come as a catcher, as Arizona's outfield is crowded with some of the organization's best prospects, in addition to the suddenly valuable Jake McCarthy. Daulton Varsho -- one of the prospects in the outfield that came up through the system as a catcher -- could also be used behind the plate, but he's primarily focused on right field.

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  • Diamondbacks' Cooper Hummel: Recalled from Reno

    Hummell was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.

    Hummel earned another look at the big-league level by going 16-for-47 (.340) with a couple homers and eight RBI over his last 11 games with Reno. Hummel can catch and will take the roster spot of catcher Jose Herrera, but he has played only sparingly behind the plate this season and split his time between left field and the DH spot while with the big club earlier this season.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 198 lbs
Birthplace: Portland, OR
Age: 29
Experience: R
Bats/Throws: S, R